Anti refugee protests cause concern among migrants

Some refugees in Germany eager to return to their country as anti-refugee protests emerge

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

As refugees arrive to Germany, they reveal fear and despair to the  point that they prefer to return to their country of origin according to statements made by refugees.

Taher, a refugee from Syria waiting to acquire asylum, says he has faced discrimination and even been beaten while living in a refugee center in the town of Freital.

"I want to return to Syria -- very afraid here," he said to the Agence France-Presse, as he was in the refugee centre.

The 27-year-old said he has already retracted his asylum application as he is afraid to stay to the country.

Holding a letter of this demand, the refugee said, "I come from Syria because I was afraid -- but here big afraid."

As Germany receives large amounts of refugees, it struggles to cope with protests and violence against refugees.

As 280 refugees arrived in the town of Freital in eastern Germany, protests rose with Neo-Nazis calling refugees "criminal foreigners" as they saluted, raising their arms.

The refugees who arrive to Germany are running away from the violent conditions of their own countries. Most of them came from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa or various Balkan countries.

It is estimated that a record of 500,000 refugees are expected to arrive to Germany within the year.